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How Trailer Towing Regulations Work

        Auto | Trailer Towing

2008 State Towing Laws A-B
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Alabama
Alaska
Arizona
Arkansas
Height (ft)
13.5
14
13.5
13.5
Width (ft)
8.5
8.5
8 2
8.5
Trailer Length (ft)
40
40
40
43.5
Motorhome Length (ft)
45
45
45
45
Two-Vehicle Combined Length
65
75
65
65
Triple Towing Allowed




Safety Chain




Breakaway Switch
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
  • 1
Weight Brakes Required




Towing Speed Limit (mph)
70
45
70
70

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  • ­ indicates “yes,” item is permitted or required.
    1
    Required on trailers over 3000 lbs.
    2
     8.5 ft. on certain federal road systems.
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